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Ports to operate smoothly after Brexit

by LLB Editor
27th Aug 19 10:44 am

Ports in the Netherlands will operate smoothly after Brexit takes place on 31 October.

Jeroen Nijland, the chairman of the Netherlands foreign investment agency, told the BBC’s Today programme that preparations were going well.

“Our customs organisation is preparing for Brexit,” he said.

“They are recruiting currently large numbers of people and that’s quite a challenge, but on the other hand the number of people they say, according to themselves, is sufficient for the first months after the Brexit.”

Mr Nijland added that the trading relationship between Netherlands and the UK is a very important one.

“We have a very strong economic relationship with the UK, which is the second biggest destination for our exports, which are also badly affected by Brexit,” he said.

“Brexit is not just about opportunities that companies are talking to us [about moving to the Netherlands], it is also detrimental to our exports.”

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